Know Before You Go: Thailand Visa Requirements

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Whether you are visiting Thailand for the scrumptious street food, the beautiful beaches or the well-known nightlife, you might need a visa. See below to see who needs this type of travel documentation and how to acquire it:

 

 

Thailand Visa Exemption

Citizens from the following countries will not be required to obtain a visa for Thailand: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam.

Thailand visa exemption is valid for a period of up to 30 days on each visit. If you enter Thailand from a checkpoint which borders a neighbouring country, you can stay up to 15 days. However, Malaysian nationals will still be granted 30 days if they enter into Thailand from the Malaysian border.

If you’re from Brazil, Korea or Peru, you’re in even better luck! Passport holders from those countries are allowed to say in Thailand for up to 90 days and don’t need any sort of Visa.

Thailand Visa Exemption Requirements

If you are exempt from having a visa, Immigration Officials will probably not ask for supporting documentation. But, just so you know, some airlines may refuse to carry passengers without the following documents:

  • A passport valid for 6 months.
  • Adequate finances for the duration of stay 10,000 THB per person, (about $285 USD per person)
  • An onward travel ticket within 30 days.

 

 

Thailand Visa Extension

An extension of a Thai visa will not normally be considered if you are simply travelling throughout the country. The exception is in case of illness, injury or emergency. The simplest way to remain in the country is to carry out a ‘visa run’ by crossing the border to a neighbouring country. Upon returning to Thailand, you would be entitled to the same visa on arrival, or visa exemption.

Thailand Departure Tax

There is no requirement to pay additional fees at the airport because departure tax is usually included in the cost of your travel ticket.

 

 

Thailand Visa on Arrival

Passport holders from the following countries may obtain a visa upon arrival in Thailand: Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Oman, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, and Ukraine.

Visa on Arrival is issued for a period of no more than 15 days, and will not normally be extended, except in cases of emergency.

Thailand Visa on Arrival Requirements

  • A passport valid for 6 months.
  • A fully paid onward travel ticket.
  • Means of living expenses 10,000 THB per person (about $285 USD)
  • A completed application form.
  • One passport sized photograph.
  • The application fee of 1000 THB.

Thailand Visa on Arrival Issue Points

The Visa on Arrival service is available at the following Immigration Checkpoints:

  • Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
  • Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai International Airport, Chiang Mai
  • Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  • Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
  • U Tapao Airport, Rayong
  • Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  • Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  • Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  • Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
  • Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  • Samui Airport, Surat Thani
  • Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
  • Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  • Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint , Chonburi
  • Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint , Rayong
  • Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  • Samui Immigration Checkpoint , Surat Thani
  • Phuket Immigration Checkpoint , Phuket
  • Satun Immigration Checkpoint , Satun
  • Krabi Immigration Checkpoint , Krabi
  • Songkhla Harbour Immigraion Checkpoint , Songkhla
  • Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  • Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint , Surat Thani

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